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Music for Ash Wednesday, 6 February 2008

Music for Ash Wednesday (Missale Romanum of 1970, 12:10 p.m.)
Missa pro Feriis Adventus & Quadragesimae (Vatican Gradual, Mass XVIII)
At the imposition of ashes: Parce Domine (plainsong, mode i)
Hymn at the Offertory: Again We Keep This Solemn Fast (Erhalt uns Herr)
Communion: Qui meditabitur (plainsong, mode iii)
Hymn at the Communion: O Sun of Justice (Jesu Dulcis Memoria)

Music for Ash Wednesday (Missale Romanum of 1962, 5:30 p.m.)
Missa pro Feriis Adventus & Quadragesimae (Vatican Gradual, Mass XVIII)
At the imposition of ashes: Immutemur &c.
Gregorian Mass of Ash Wednesday: Misereris omnium
Hymn at the Offertory: Attende Domine (plainsong, mode v)

Music for Quinquagesima Sunday, 3 February 2008

Music for Quinquagesima Sunday (Missale Romanum of 1962, 9:00 a.m.)
Prelude: Improvisation on the Introit Esto mihi
Missa Orbis Factor (Vatican Gradual, Mass XI)
Gregorian Mass of Septuagesima: Esto mihi
Motet at the Offertory: Ecce Ascendimus Jerosolymam (Francisco Guerrero, 1528-1599)
Motet at the Communion: Ave Verum Corpus (William Byrd, c.1543-1623)
Postlude: Improvisation on the Ite Missa Est

Music for the Fourth Sunday of the Year (Missale Romanum of 1970, 11:00 a.m.)
Prelude: Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele (Johannes Brahms, 1833-1897)
Mass in C (Anton Bruckner, 1824-1896)
Alleluia: Adorabo ad templum (plainsong, mode vii)
Hymn at the Offertory: Jesu, dulcis memoria (plainsong, mode i)
Communion: Beati mundo corde (plainsong, mode i)
Motet at the Communion: Ave Verum Corpus (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 1756-1791)
Postlude: Prelude and Fugue in G Minor (Brahms)

Music for Sexagesima Sunday, 27 January 2008

Music for Sexagesima Sunday (Missale Romanum of 1962, 9:00 a.m.)
Prelude: Premier Couplet du Kyrie from Mass for the Convents (François Couperin, 1668-1733)
Missa Orbis Factor (Vatican Gradual, Mass XI)
Gregorian Mass of Sexagesima: Exsurge
Motet at the Offertory: Domine, exaudi orationem meam (Orlando di Lasso, c.1532-1594)
Motet at the Communion: In illo tempore, cum turba plurima (Cristóbal de Morales, c.1500-1553)
Postlude: Deo gratias from Mass for the Convents (Couperin)

Music for the Third Sunday of the Year (Missale Romanum of 1970, 11:00 a.m.)
Prelude: Psalm-Prelude on Ps. 34:6 (Op. 32, No. 1) (Herbert Howells, 1892-1983)
Alleluia: Dominus regnavit (plainsong, mode viii)
Motet at the Offertory: Vox Ultima Crucis (W.H. Harris, 1883-1973)
Communion: Venite post me (plainsong, mode viii)
Motet at the Communion: O Sacred Feast (Healey Willan, 1880-1968)
Postlude: Variations sur Lucis Creator (Jehan Alain, 1911-1940)

Music for Septuagesima Sunday, 20 January 2008

Music for Septuagesima Sunday (Missale Romanum of 1962, 9:00 a.m.)
Prelude: Improvisation on the Introit Circumdederunt me
Missa Orbis Factor (Vatican Gradual, Mass XI)
Gregorian Mass of Septuagesima: Circumdederunt me
Motet at the Offertory: Simile est regnum caelorum (Cristóbal de Morales, c.1500-1553)
Motet at the Communion: Circumdederunt me (William Byrd, c.1543-1623)
Postlude: Improvisation on Alma Redemptoris Mater

Music for the Second Sunday of the Year (Missale Romanum of 1970, 11:00 a.m.)
Prelude: Prelude in F Minor (Op. 7, No. 2) (Marcel Dupré, 1886-1971)
Alleluia: Laudate Deum (plainsong, mode iv)
Hymn at the Offertory: I Sing the Mighty Power of God (Mozart)
Communion: Laetabimur (plainsong, mode ii)
Hymn at the Communion: Anima Christi (plainchant, mode i)
Postlude: Improvisation on Salzburg

Music for the Sunday within the Octave of the Epiphany, 13 January 2008

Music for the Feast of the Holy Family (Missale Romanum of 1962, 9:00 a.m.)
Prelude: Improvisation on the Introit Exsultat gaudio
Missa de Angelis (Vatican Gradual, Mass VIII)
Gregorian Mass of the Holy Family: Exsultat gaudio
Motet at the Offertory: Ave Maria (Tomás Luis de Victoria, 1548-1611)
Motet at the Communion: Alma Redemptoris Mater (Francisco Guerrero, 1528-1599)
Postlude: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, BuxWV 223 (Dietrich Buxtehude, c.1637-1707)

Music for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord (Missale Romanum of 1970, 11:00 a.m.)
Prelude: Benedictus from Mass for the Parishes (François Couperin, 1668-1733)
Alleluia: Benedictus qui venit (plainsong, mode ii)
Hymn at the Offertory: I Bind Unto Myself Today (St. Patrick’s Breastplate)
Communion: Omnes qui in Christo (plainsong, mode ii)
Motet at the Communion: If Ye Love Me (Thomas Tallis, c.1505-1585)
Postlude: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, BuxWV 223 (Buxtehude)

Music for the Feast of the Epiphany, 6 January 2008

Music for the Feast of the Epiphany (Missale Romanum of 1962, 9:00 a.m.)
Prelude: Christum wir sollen loben schon, BWV 611 (J.S. Bach, 1685-1750)
Missa Rex splendens (Vatican Gradual, Mass VII)
Gregorian Mass of the Epiphany: Ecce advenit
Motet at the Offertory: Tribus miraculis (G.P. da Palestrina, c.1525-1594)
Motet at the Communion: Magi veniunt ab Oriente (Jacobus Clemens non Papa, c.1510-1556)
Postlude: Vom Himmel kam der Engel Schar, BWV 607 (Bach)

Music for the Feast of the Epiphany (Missale Romanum of 1970, 11:00 a.m.)
Prelude: Prelude on the Introit for the Epiphany (Maurice Duruflé, 1902-1986)
Missa de Angelis (Vatican Gradual, Mass VIII)
Alleluia: Vidimus stellam (plainsong, mode ii)
Hymn at the Offertory: Brightest and Best of the Sons of the Morning (Alwyn Surplice, 1906-1977)
Communion: Vidimus stellam (plainsong, mode iv)
Hymn at the Communion: Bethlehem, of Noblest Cities (David Hughes, b.1980)
Postlude: Theme, Fugue, and Toccata from Variations sur un Noël (Op. 20) (Marcel Dupré, 1886-1971)

Music for the Feast of St. Mary, Mother of God, 1 January 2008

Music for the Feast of St. Mary, Mother of God (Missale Romanum of 1970, 12:10 p.m.)
Prelude: Toccata avanti la Messa della Madonna; Kyrie della Madonna (Girolamo Frescobaldi, 1583-1643)
Missa cum jubilo (Vatican Gradual, Mass IX)
Alleluia: Post partum (plainsong, mode iv)
Hymn at the Offertory: A solis ortus cardine (plainsong, mode iii)
Communion: Exsulta filia Sion (plainsong, mode iv)
Hymn at the Communion: Thou Art the Star of Morning (Je sais, Vierge Marie)
Postlude: A solis ortus cardine: Point d’Orgue sur les Grands jeux (Nicolas de Grigny, 1672-1703)

Music for the Sunday within the Octave of Christmas, 30 December 2007

Music for the Sunday within the Octave of Christmas (Missale Romanum of 1962, 9:00 a.m.)
Prelude: Von Himmel hoch, da komm ich her, BWV 769 (Johann Sebastian Bach, 1685-1750)
Plainsong Mass for a Mean (John Sheppard, c.1512-1558)
Gregorian Mass of the Sunday within the Octave of Christmas: Dum medium silentium
Hymn at the Offertory: A solis ortus cardine (plainsong, mode iii)
Motet at the Communion: Beata progenies (Lionel Power, d.1445)
Postlude: Von Himmel hoch, da komm ich her, BWV 769 (Bach)

Music for the Feast of the Holy Family (Missale Romanum of 1970, 11:00 a.m.)
Missa de Angelis (Vatican Gradual, Mass VIII)
Alleluia: Gaudete iusti (plainsong, mode iv)
Hymn at the Offertory: O Little Town of Bethlehem (St. Louis)
Communion: Tolle puerum (plainsong, mode vii)
Hymn at the Communion: Coventry Carol
Organ music as above

Music for Christmas 2007

Music for the Midnight Mass of Christmas (Missale Romanum of 1970, 12:00 a.m.)
Prelude: Es is ein’ Ros’ entsprungen (Johannes Brahms, 1833-1897)
Prelude: Desseins éternels (from La Nativité du Seigneur) (Olivier Messiaen, 1908-1992)
Missa de Angelis (Vatican Gradual, Mass VIII)
Introit: Dominus dixit (plainsong, mode ii)
Hymn: Adeste Fideles (arr. David Willcocks, b.1919)
Alleluia: Dominus dixit (plainsong, mode viii)
Communion: In splendoribus sanctorum (plainsong, mode vi)
Hymn at the Communion: Silent Night (Stille nacht)
Postlude: In dulci jubilo, BWV 729 (Johann Sebastian Bach, 1685-1750)

Music for the Mass of Christmas Day (Missale Romanum of 1962, 9:00 a.m.)
Prelude: Improvisation on the Introit Puer natus est
Mass for Three Voices (William Byrd, c.1543-1623)
Gregorian Mass of Christmas Day: Puer natus est
Motet at the Offertory: Hodie apparuit (Orlando di Lasso, c.1532-1594)
Motet at the Communion: Personent hodie (Lainie Fefferman, b.1982)
Postlude: In dulci jubilo, BWV 729 (Bach)

Music for the Mass of Christmas Day (Missale Romanum of 1970, 11:00 a.m.)
Prelude: Puer natus in Bethlehem, BWV 603 (Bach)
Missa Octavi Toni (Orlando di Lasso)
Introit: Puer natus est (plainsong, mode vii)
Hymn: Adeste Fideles (arr. David Willcocks)
Alleluia: Dies sanctificatus (plainsong, mode ii)
Hymn at the Offertory: Good Christian Men, Rejoice (In dulci jubilo)
Communion: Viderunt omnes (plainsong, mode i)
Hymn at the Communion: In the Bleak Midwinter (Gustav Holst, 1874-1934)
Hymn at the Communion: Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming (Es is ein’ Ros’ entsprungen)
Postlude: In dulci jubilo, BWV 729 (Bach)

Music for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, 23 December 2007

Music for the Fourth Sunday of Advent (Missale Romanum of 1962, 9:00 a.m.)
Gregorian Mass for Sundays of Advent & Lent (Vatican Gradual, Mass XVII)
Gregorian Mass of the Fourth Sunday of Advent: Rorate caeli desuper
Motet at the Offertory: Sicut rosa inter spinas (Orlando di Lasso, c.1532-1594)
Antiphon at the Communion: Rorate caeli desuper (plainsong, mode i)
Marian antiphon: Alma Redemptoris Mater (plainsong, mode v)

Music for the Fourth Sunday of Advent (Missale Romanum of 1970, 11:00 a.m.)
Gregorian Mass for Sundays of Advent & Lent (Vatican Gradual, Mass XVII)
Alleluia: Veni, Domine (plainsong, mode iii)
Hymn at the Offertory: Ave Maria (Jacques Arcadelt, c.1505-1568)
Communion: Ecce virgo concipiet (plainsong, mode i)
Hymn at the Communion: The King Shall Come When Morning Dawns (Theodore Marier, 1913-2001)